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Your dependable partner for proficient, reliable drone-based confined space inspections in various industries, serving as a pivotal aspect for safety, sustainability, and profitability globally.

We embody the extraordinary impact of innovation in performing inspections within confined spaces across diverse sectors, substantially reducing downtime while ensuring supreme precision.

From intricate pipeline assessments to comprehensive examinations of industrial structures, our drone confined space inspection solutions are customised to meet the unique requirements of clients from a broad range of industries.


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What Is A Drone Confined Space Inspection?

A drone confined space inspection is a method of inspecting tight or hazardous areas using drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). These inspections provide a safe and efficient alternative to traditional methods that often involve human entry, which can be both risky and time-consuming.

The drones are equipped with advanced cameras and sensors, allowing them to capture high-resolution images and videos, as well as gather various types of data. These devices are designed to navigate and operate effectively in narrow spaces, such as pipelines, tanks, chimneys, and complex industrial structures.

The data collected by these drones can be used to detect and analyse structural problems, potential safety hazards, or maintenance needs, thereby helping to prevent accidents, improve operational efficiency, and reduce maintenance costs. This makes drone confined space inspections an invaluable tool in industries like oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, power generation, and more.

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Power of SLAM for Advanced Confined Space Mapping UK

Our fleet of confined space drones leverages Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) algorithms to navigate and map their environment, even in the absence of GPS signals. This technology allows our confined space UAV’s to comprehend their surroundings in three dimensions, ensuring precise and reliable data acquisition.

SLAM algorithms process data from advanced sensors, like LiDAR, to generate accurate maps of the confined space. This information is crucial in providing a detailed understanding of the area’s layout, structural details, and any potential issues that may require attention.

Beyond mapping, SLAM technology also enables advanced autonomy functions, such as collision avoidance and navigation. By continuously updating the drone’s knowledge of its surroundings, SLAM ensures our drones can safely navigate through confined spaces, avoiding obstacles, and reducing the risk of damage.

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Drones For Complex Environments with Collision-tolerant Cages

Drones such as the Flyability Elios 2, which are part of our confined space inspection fleet, are equipped with collision-tolerant cages. This design is a crucial safety feature, offering a robust layer of protection for the drone and its payload, especially in complex and unpredictable environments.

The collision-tolerant cages do not just shield our drones from potential damage but also enable it to safely navigate in confined spaces. Unlike other drones that heavily rely on GPS signals for precise positioning, the Flyability Elios 2, and drones with similar features, can expertly manoeuvre in spaces where GPS signals might be weak or non-existent.

By tolerating collisions, our drones can move closer to walls and infrastructure components, capturing high-quality, detailed data for a comprehensive confined space inspection.

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Operating Robustly with IP44 Ingress Protection Rating

Our confined space inspection drones come with an IP44 ingress protection rating, a testament to their durability and adaptability in challenging environments. The IP44 rating ensures that the drones are safeguarded against objects larger than 1mm and water splashing from any direction.

The ability to operate effectively in environments where water and dust are present gives our drones an edge in inspections. Whether it’s inside a damp tunnel, dusty pipe, or a facility with water exposure, our drones continue to function optimally, capturing high-quality, reliable confined space data.

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Optimising Confined Space Missions with Elios 3’s Live Maps Streaming

The Elios 3, a key player in our drone fleet, boasts a unique feature that enables live maps to be streamed directly to the controller. This capability provides real-time situational awareness, crucial for the safe and efficient execution of complex missions.

As the drone navigates through confined spaces, the controller receives a continuously updated map of the environment. This instantaneous relay of information allows operators to make timely decisions, adapting the drone’s path as needed and preventing potential collisions.

The live mapping capability significantly accelerates the inspection process. It reduces the need for repeated sweeps by providing the operator with a clear picture of areas already covered and those still needing inspection. This streamlining of operations ensures that missions are completed quickly without compromising on safety or the quality of data collected.

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Real-time Pinning of Points of Confined Space Interest

Our confined space drone technology takes inspections to the next level by allowing the pinning of points of interest, such as defects, access points, and repairs, in real-time. This capability enhances the efficiency and precision of our confined space inspections.

As our drone navigates through the confined space, it can mark specific points on the 3D map generated by the LiDAR scanner. These markers may represent structural anomalies, potential hazards, or areas requiring closer inspection or repair.

This real-time annotation allows for an immediate understanding of the condition of the confined space. By providing visual cues in the context of a comprehensive 3D map, it ensures that nothing is missed during the inspection. The identified points of interest can then be revisited for further analysis, planning, and remedial action as needed, ensuring a thorough and accurate assessment of the confined space.

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